ALTOONA, Pa. – The Penn State Altoona men's soccer program announced its 2018 schedule on Monday.
The Lions' 16-game fall 2018 schedule features 10 home games, all of which will be played on campus at Spring Run Stadium.
Penn State Altoona kicks off its season with three non-conference home games, including back-to-back contests to open up the schedule. On Friday, August 31, the Lions host Wilson College at 7:30 p.m. before taking on Allegheny College the next day, Saturday, September 1, at 5:15 p.m. On Wednesday, September 5, men's soccer hosts Westminster College for an 8:15 p.m. game.
The Lions make their first road trip of the season on Wednesday, September 12 when they travel to play non-conference opponent Frostburg State University at 7:00 p.m. The team returns home on Saturday, September 15 for a 1:00 p.m. exhibition game against Penn State Brandywine, and the Lions wrap up their brief homestand on Thursday, September 20 with a 6:00 p.m. game against non-conference opponent Saint Vincent College.
Penn State Altoona starts Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play on Saturday, September 22, when it travels to Buffalo, N.Y. to face D'Youville College at 4:15 p.m. After that, the Lions return for three home games: Tuesday, September 25 at 8:15 p.m. against AMCC foe Pitt-Greensburg, Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. against nearby non-conference opponent Juniata College, and Saturday, September 29 at 3:15 p.m. against conference opponent Pitt-Bradford.
The men's soccer team starts October with a pair of big AMCC road games. On Wednesday, October 3, the Lions make the short drive to Cresson, Pa. to play AMCC rival Mount Aloysius College at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 6, Penn State Altoona goes to Buffalo to face defending AMCC champion Medaille College at 4:15 p.m.
The Lions follow those dates with a home game against AMCC opponent Franciscan University on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:15 p.m. Penn State Altoona travels for its next game, heading to Erie, Pa. to play AMCC foe Penn State Behrend at 4:15 p.m.
After a week off, Penn State Altoona returns to action on Saturday, October 20 for its final regular season home game, as the Lions take on conference opponent Hilbert College at 3:15 p.m. The team finishes its regular season on the road, traveling to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, October 23 for a 3:15 p.m. matchup at AMCC opponent La Roche College.
Dates and times on the schedule are subject to change